Membership appeal 2019

Preserving the collection

Getting closer to the collection

Getting closer to the collection

This year help us raise £100,000 to complete vital conservation work on the British Museum's collection. Without the constant work of the conservation team, the collection would deteriorate, resulting in irreparable damage. Treasured objects such as the Lewis Chessmen, Great Court totem poles, and Andean textiles are among those in need of vital care. Your support means that they will receive it.

Every object in the British Museum, including those you see on display, is cared for by a dedicated team of conservators. They work to preserve and investigate over 8 million objects, leading and supporting the latest scientific and academic research into the collection. Conservation is often a hidden side of Museum work, however, it is vital to the health of the overall collection. Treatments frequently help to uncover hidden stories and offer new insight into these precious objects.

As a Member, we know you are among the most committed supporters of the Museum. You can ensure that the Museum’s world-leading conservation work continues by donating today. The results of your support will be visible to visitors for generations to come.

You can donate online by clicking on the link below or over the phone by calling the Membership team on +44 (0)20 7323 8195.

Getting closer to the collection